Sunderland vs Brentford Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sunderland vs Brentford Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in opposite halves of the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sunderland produced a remarkable fight back from 3-0 behind to rescue a point at Bristol City last time out in a game they are dubbing ‘Bristanbul’. With 20 minutes remaining the Robins would have thought it was job done but two own-goals and an Aiden McGeady strike meant the Black Cats claimed a vital point. Brentford were held 1-1 at their own ground as they entertained Preston in their last fixture. The Bees will be frustrated not to take more from the game as they were up against ten-men for the final 16 minutes. The reverse fixture at the end of October was an entertaining one that saw six goals netted in a 3-3 draw. Lewis Grabban braced a brace for the Wearside while Daniel Bentley netted an own-goal, for the London outfit Nico Yennaris, Florian Jozefzoon and Neal Maupay grabbed a goal each.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Brentford are favourites to win the game and although they are the better team the fact they have won just five of 15 on the road puts me off backing them while I cannot be siding with Sunderland despite their confidence boost from coming behind at Bristol City. Both these sides score about two-thirds of their goals in the second-half so I am backing the second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring and recommending a play on YES both teams to score in this period as both need the victory.

Second-half to be the highest scoring 45 minutes

YES both teams to score in the second 45 minutes.

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 3 out of their last 3 games played against Brentford

Brentford saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Brentford have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 3 games against Sunderland

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sunderland Form Guide

Sunderland Team Logo

Sunderland

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
L A

10-03-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

17-03-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

30-03-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

02-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

21-04-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

27-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Brentford Form Guide

Brentford Team Logo

Brentford

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
L H

13-03-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

17-03-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

30-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-04-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

28-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

06-05-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Sunderland Preview

Just four points from their last six means the Black Cats are still in relegation trouble in the Championship. They are second bottom though just one of their next six is against a side in the top-eight. At the Stadium of Light, it has been a mixed bag of late with two victories, one draw and two defeats. Only Burton have conceded more home goals than the Wearsiders and only the same side have scored a lower number of goals in front of their own fans. Around 63% of the league goals Sunderland have scored this season have come in the second 45 minutes. Just 14 of the 34 goals they have scored this campaign have come in home matches.

Sunderland Team News

Adam Matthews (unknown), Marc Wilson, Paddy McNair (both groin) and Jack Rodwell (hamstring) are doubts. Lamine Kone (knee), Jonny Williams (shoulder) and Darron Gibson (groin) are a few weeks away from a return while Duncan Watmore (knee) and Robin Ruitter (broken finger) are out for the season.

Brentford Preview

Just one point from their last three has seen the Bees lose a little touch with the play-off slots. They sit in tenth place eight behind Bristol City in sixth with four of their next six against teams in the bottom-half. Away from Griffin Park, it has been a mixed bag of late with two victories and two defeats in their last four. Just 18 of the 43 league goals they have scored this season have come on the road. Just one of the last eight Brentford have played in all competitions has seen both teams find the back of the net. Just two of the last eight in all competitions have featured over 2.5 goals.

Brentford Team News

Rico Henry (cruciate) is a long-term absentee while Sergi Canos is suspended.

Sunderland Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Brentford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sunderland vs Brentford Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Lee Camp 183 75
2 LB Billy Jones 181 77
16 CD John O'Shea 191 75
35 RB Jake Clarke-Salter 188 69
18 CD Tyias Browning 181 76
26 AM George Honeyman 173 72
19 RM Aiden McGeady 178 72
29 LM Joel Asoro 175 75
6 CM Lee Cattermole 178 76
28 CM Ethan Robson 178 73
9 CF Ashley Fletcher 185 78
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Daniel Bentley 188 72
22 LB Henrik Dalsgaard 192 81
14 CD John Egan 185 72
20 RB Josh Clarke 173 70
5 CD Andreas Bjelland 188 85
19 CM Romaine Sawyers 175 67
11 CM Ollie Watkins 179 70
7 CM Florian Jozefzoon 173 70
10 CDM Joshua McEachran 178 65
12 CDM Kamohelo Mokotjo 167 63
9 CF Neal Maupay 171 69